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Poster: SDH2O Date: Dec 22, 2006 7:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Here comes that feeling once again...

For all you out there with small kids (or not so small kids), this thought ran through my head as Christmas quickly approaches. For me, Christmas lost its "magic" probably around 9 or 10, and turned into a time to just wonder what Mom and Dad got me that year and if my Aunt Sis would still demonstrate her utter lack of fashion understanding by giving me another flourescent purple turtle neck with a little duck on the front (However, I did later wish I had that shirt, would have been great for shows). But later, when I got to see how my kids anticipated the day and got sucked in to "Rudolph" and the other traditional holiday trappings, it helped me get some of that feeling of wonder and magic back. This made me think that some of the only other times I had felt this same feeling of anticipation and magic since the Christmases of my youth were just before a show started, when Jerry and the boys had just come on stage and were fiddling around under the half-lights.
"HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!"
"HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS GUYS, I FEEL SOMETHING SPECIAL TONIGHT!!!"
"THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!"
"WHERE THE F**K ARE MY KEYS??!?!!"
In those moments, Jerry was Santa Clause (Phil would be the Bumble, cause Bumbles bounce) and we were all his kids, not able to sleep the night before wondering what presents he would bring us that year, hoping for that perfect gift we had been asking for all year (Dear Jerry, All I want this year is a Monster He's Gone>Other One>Morning Dew>Gloria), but knowing that we'd love whatever we got (Well, maybe not a Day Job, but that's just me). And thanks to the generosity of all the folks who have uploaded shows and freely participated in trading, we can relive those moments anytime, anywhere.

Scene at your local shopping mall:
"And what would you like for Christmas this year, little boy?"
"I'd love an X-Box 360"
"Is that it?"
"That and I'd like Bob to pull his head out of his ass and let the soundboards be put back up for public download"

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 22, 2006 9:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here comes that feeling once again...

and i opened this post thinking it was going to have something to do with Global Orgasm day.....

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Dec 22, 2006 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here comes that feeling once again...

Sorry for yanking your chain. You'll have to "bother" your own bishop, if you know what I mean.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Dec 22, 2006 8:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here comes that feeling once again...

Along those same lines

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Poster: deadmax Date: Dec 22, 2006 9:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here comes that feeling once again...

That sKared me for a minute seeing that title of your post. First there was talk of national Orgasm Day (one I try to celebrate EVERY DAY!) Then there was something about Bobby's Ass and what might or might not be up in there, then, good buddy, you are talking about "here comes that feeling once again" and I wasn't sure what I would find in this "POST"

Luckily it was very innocent.

Personally, If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't go into the whole Santa thing and tell them that it is more the "spirit" of Santa and giving that is important this time of year. When we did tell my, then, 10-year old, she asked why we ever told her a story like that in the first place. Then she started crying when the realization of the Easter Bunny began to hit her.

This year, they are just as excited to know that they are getting presents from us and we don't have to worry about any friends or cousins spilling the beans.

Just my thoughts.

But watching the boys come on stage and tune up was truly like waiting for the biggest present of them all!

One time I had a baggie of "something" rolled up in my pants pocket when a female friend of mine saw me and came over. She very casually put her hand on my leg where my pocket was and said, "My, you are excited to see this show!"

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Dec 22, 2006 9:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here comes that feeling once again...

Well, both my kids are over 18 now and the "magic" times will have to wait until there are grandkids about, and even then I'll leave any decision regarding unveiling the Mythical Holiday Creatures to my kids to make. Ah, to be an irresponsible grandpa! Can't wait. Spoil the crap out of 'em and then send them home to show my kids what dealing with spoiled childeren is all about. Circle of Life, that kind of thing.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Dec 22, 2006 12:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here comes that feeling once again...

My daughter just turned 10. I'm pretty sure she's getting a little skeptical about Santa, but she's not quite ready to concede to doubt. She dropped in on him last week just to make sure her bases were covered.

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